MRS CLAIRE QUINN

BNS., Dip., M.Sc

 
researcher
 

Biography

Ms Claire Quinn, RGN, MSc, BNS (hons), PGD Palliative Care, ONC.
Claire Quinn was appointed Lecturer (0.8 fixed term) to the School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway in 2016.  Claire has been involved in a locum capacity with the School of Nursing since 2010 and was initially appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in 2014. Claire is currently Programme Director for both the MHSc Adult Palliative and Children's Palliative/Complex Care Programmes.
Claire has a extensive clinical and executive management experience in general and community nursing in the UK, Canada and Ireland and has held positions as Clinical Nurse Specialist within two specialities. She has been involved in Nurse Education since 1997 undertaking Clinical Education modules and is currently undertaking a PhD using Classic Grounded Theory methods.
Claire has been at the forefront of developments around palliative care since her work within paediatric disability/oncology and specialist community palliative care and has been an active advocate in the development of children's palliative care as an emerging speciality. Claire was a Ministerial appointment as contributor to the National Policy for Children's Palliative Care (DoHC 2010) and participates on the National Development Committee (Chaired by the HSE) charged with overseeing policy implementation. 
Claire lectures at undergraduate and post-graduate level on nursing practice, community nursing, nursing management, adult and child palliative care. She is supervisor and examiner for the MHSc research programmes and has led and participated on several national children's palliative care research studies to date. This work is supported through a commitment to evidence based practice and dissemination as evidenced as Co-Chair/Organiser of the International Paediatric Palliative Care Conferences held in Ireland two yearly. 
Claire led on the design and implementation of Ireland's first Children's Palliative and Complex Care MHSc for nurses working in Hospital and Community settings established by NUI Galway. This new programme was nominated by Gradireland for two prominent awards. Claire has recently been elected to the Board of the Irish Association for Palliative Care.
To ensure her teaching and research is of advanced practice standard Claire continues to work as a locum nurse with a community palliative care service in the west of Ireland.

Research Interests

Experienced in Qualitative Descriptive Methodology. 

Lead for project team using Delphi methodology.

Developing key expertise in utilising Classic Grounded Theory Methodology at Doctoral level. Have evidenced the rich value of this approach to complex areas and issues previously not understood or explored.

Developing working expertise at NUI Galway with Quality Evidence Systematic review methodologies.

Progressing expertise in the use of NVivo for complex data management, navigation, analysis and storage.

National advisor/ consultant on ethical Issues in children's palliative care research. Provide support to internal and external postgraduate research students. Chair of previous REC Committee. have been asked to present internationally on the challenges of research for Irish children's palliative care.

Developing expertise through Doctoral studies with Community Based Participatory Research and Public Partnership and Engagement for vulnerable groups.

Member of the NUIG , SONM PPI Subgroup.

Concerns around complex issues in HCP gatekeeping within palliative care research- would like to explore this  challenge to data collection and access more thoroughly in the future.

Member of the IRNN

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Prioritisation of future research topics in paediatric palliative care in Ireland: a Delphi Study'
Quinn, Ling, Mc Carthy, Devins, Twomey, O'Reilly (2017) 'Prioritisation of future research topics in paediatric palliative care in Ireland: a Delphi Study'. International journal of palliative nursing, 23 (2):88-97 [Details]
(2016) 'Evaluating a pilot paediatric hospice at home service'
Hilis,R. Quinn, C.LIng, J. Brenner. M. (2016) 'Evaluating a pilot paediatric hospice at home service'. International journal of palliative nursing, 22 (2):90-97 [Details]
(2016) 'Family and helath care professionals perceptions of a pilot Hospice at Home Programme for Children : a qualitative study'
Brenner, M. Quinn, C, Connolly, M. Cawley, D (2016) 'Family and helath care professionals perceptions of a pilot Hospice at Home Programme for Children : a qualitative study'. BMC palliative care, 15 (89) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Findings from an Organisational children's palliative care learning needs assessment'
Quinn, C. and Hilis, R. (2015) 'Findings from an Organisational children's palliative care learning needs assessment'. International journal of palliative nursing, 21 (12):596-601 [Details]
(2012) 'Irish Reflections on care: the therapeutic use of syringe drivers in community children’s palliative care: Kate’s Story'
Quinn, C (2012) 'Irish Reflections on care: the therapeutic use of syringe drivers in community children’s palliative care: Kate’s Story'. Paediatric nursing, [Details]
(2011) '‘Caring for a child with palliative care needs in Ireland: The Experiences of Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurses’'
Quinn, C. and Bailey, M. (2011) '‘Caring for a child with palliative care needs in Ireland: The Experiences of Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurses’'. International Journal Of Palliative Nursing, 17 (11):561-567 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) Rome 3rd Murrazza International conference on children’ s palliative care:
Quinn (2016) Evaluating the impact of Ireland’s only module on children’s palliative care within an Irish Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Care’ Rome 3rd Murrazza International conference on children’ s palliative care: [Details]
(2016) 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh, 2016
Quinn Claire (2016) Development of the PaedPAL TASK (Tool for Assessing Skills and Knowledge) to assist professional learning and development in children’s palliative care nursing’ 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh, 2016 [Details]
(2016) 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh, April 2016
Quinn (2016) ‘Prioritisation of future research topics in Paediatric Palliative Care in Ireland: A Delphi Study 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh, April 2016 [Details]
(2015) : 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway
Quinn, Claire (2015) A Rainbow of Learning Requirements- findings from a survey of health care professionals working at Irelands Children’s Hospice’ : 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway [Details]
(2014) Rome 2nd Murrazza International conference on children’ s palliative care:
Quinn, Claire (2014) ’Seeking excellence: a baseline study of the clinical learning needs of staff within Irelands only children’s hospice’ Rome 2nd Murrazza International conference on children’ s palliative care: [Details]
(2014) 1st Children's Palliative Care Conference: Connecting Home, Hospital & Hospice. A Multidisciplinary International Conference
Quinn, Claire (2014) 360 through Children’s Palliative care 1st Children's Palliative Care Conference: Connecting Home, Hospital & Hospice. A Multidisciplinary International Conference [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) Evaluation of the national children's palliative care programme.
Insight Researchers, Quinn, C, Reynolds S. (2016) Evaluation of the national children's palliative care programme. DoH/IHF, DOH/IHF Dublin. [DOI] [Details]
(2010) Palliative care for children with life limiting conditions in Ireland - A National Policy.
Department of Health and Children (2010) Palliative care for children with life limiting conditions in Ireland - A National Policy. DoH, Dublin. [DOI] [Details]
(2013) The Respite Requirements of Children with Palliative Care Needs.
Quinn, Ling and Murray (2013) The Respite Requirements of Children with Palliative Care Needs. Irish Hospice Foundation, Irish Hospice Foundation. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Children with life limiting conditions: establishing accurate prevalence figures'
Ling, Quinn, Balfe, Devins and O'Reilly (2015) 'Children with life limiting conditions: establishing accurate prevalence figures' Irish Medical Journal, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh,,
Quinn Claire (2016) Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh,, Dublin , 01-MAY-16 - 07-MAY-16. [Details]
(2014) : 1st Children's Palliative Care Conference: Connecting Home, Hospital & Hospice. A Multidisciplinary International Conference Dublin,
Quinn, Claire (2014) organiser/ committee member/ Scientific Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], : 1st Children's Palliative Care Conference: Connecting Home, Hospital & Hospice. A Multidisciplinary International Conference Dublin, Dublin , 02-JUL-14 - 30-DEC-15. [Details]
(2011) 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,
Ms. Claire Quinn (2011) ‘Issues around caring for dying children: The experiences of community specialist palliative care nurses’. [Chaired Session], 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 09-NOV-11 - 09-NOV-11. [Details]
(2010) Childrens Hospice International,
Ms Claire Quinn/ Ms. Maria Bailey (2010) International childrens hospice and palliative care association annual conference. [Chaired Session], Childrens Hospice International, Washington DC, USA , 14-OCT-10 - 17-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010) Childrens Hospice International 21st Congress Washington DC, USA,
Ms Claire Quinn (2010) International childrens Hospice association annual international conference. [Chaired Session], Childrens Hospice International 21st Congress Washington DC, USA, Washington, USA , 14-OCT-10 - 17-OCT-10. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Gradireland award-Nominated for development of innovative MSc CPC Grad Ireland
2015 NUI Galway Honorary Lecturer NUI Galway
2013 Biomnis Award in Educational Innovation Bionmis Ireland
2012 Nominated for Teaching and Excellence NUI Galway NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Board of the IAPC (Irish Association for Palliative Care) Board Member 30-OCT-18 /
EAPC (European Association for Palliative Care) member /
International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) member 10-OCT-12 /
Chair IAPC Special Interest Group (Paediatric Palliative care) Chair 07-FEB-17 /
CHI (Children’s Hospice International) member 10-OCT-12 /
Irish Association of palliative care- Education and Research Group nominated chair 01-JAN-10 / 01-OCT-14

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
National Developement Group-Children's Palliative Care Member and contributer. Researcher. 11-FEB-10 / 01-JAN-13
National Policy Development Group To develop a national policy for children's palliative care 01-JUN-06 / 24-MAR-10

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
LauraLynn Children's Hospice Head of Education and Research 25-AUG-12 / 03-JUL-16
NUI Galway Fixed term Lecturer 03-JAN-11 / 01-JUL-12
Milford Hospice Limerick Clinical Nurse Specialist/Education Officer 25-SEP-00 / 29-DEC-10
Blackrock Clinic CNS /Practice Deavelopment 05-JUL-95 / 31-MAR-00

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2008 UL Postgraduate Diploma Palliative Care
2014 Current Student, University College Cork PhD PhD student
2010 UL Msc Palliative Care
1997 UCD Bachelor of Nursing Studies Nursing
1991 UCD ADVANCED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 6) Orthopaedics

Consultancy

  Client Description
HSE/ Irish Hospice Foundation- Researcher- Respite Needs Analysis June 2012- Dec 2012
Co researcher:
UCD
Teaching on Post graduate diploma in palliative care
University of Limerick
Locum programme Director ( palliative care )

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Development /,Manager of the School of Nursing Twitter Account 01-SEP-16 /
Advocacy Public Awarenes Programme Children's Palliative Care Donegal 06-MAY-16 / 03-MAY-16
Policy Development National Policy for Children's Palliative Care 03-NOV-06 /

Reviews

  Journal Role
International Journal Of Palliative Nursing Reviewer

Teaching Interests

                       Teaching interests: Postgraduate and Undergraduate nurse education, community care, children's palliative care, adult palliative care, orthopaedic nursing, qualitative research methodologies, documentation,  leadership and health care management.

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Mary Ryan Msc Y

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2018/19 Care of the child and family with life limiting illness NU 6444
2017/18 DNP_Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration NU 1103 Doctorate of Nursing Practice
2018/19 Service Improvement NU 7439 PG Pall Care
2018/19 Leading and developing practice NU 405 4th year UG
2018/19 Service Improvement NU 7439 Post graduate
2018/19 QoL and Symptom Management NU6446 Children's palliative care
2018/19 Care of the Child with Complex needs NU_UCD_6445 PG